Life As A Song

by Five Times August

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"Life As A Song" features re-recorded and remixed versions of Five Times August's most popular tracks from the previous two albums, with the addition of three new songs. The project was funded from fan support via Kickstarter.com, being the first artist on the popular website to raise over $20,000 successfully.

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released October 1, 2009

All songs written by Bradley James Skistimas (ASCAP)
Produced & Mixed by Andy Zulla

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Track Name: Do It Again (2009)
DO IT AGAIN

So you got what you want out of me
Took me for the ride but you never bothered saying goodbye
No return, I burn
Everything you learned put me in detention
Now you’ve got so much attention from me
But I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again

So I got what I want out of you but I choose to keep real close
Keep it so nobody knows
What I have, is all that I have
And I’m so afraid of losing,
And I'm so afraid of bruising
Cause I’ve been here before but I still want more and I’d do it again, I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again
Track Name: Better With You (2009)
BETTER WITH YOU

So maybe I’ve got a lot to learn
Or maybe I’m just hanging on my words
Or maybe it’s not a big concern
But if I raised my hand
Would I understand why I’m better with you?

So maybe there’s not a lot to say
Or maybe I’m wrong doing things my way
Or maybe things will be okay
If I get it together
And do somethingclever
But make it better with you

(bridge)
So tell me where did I go wrong before you
Before you came along
Well, it seems like I was lost
You showed me how to do things right
Now I’m so glad that now you’re mine

So let me say it all again…

So maybe there’s not a lot to do
Or maybe I’m just making myself confused
Or maybe I’ve got nothing to lose
But if I get out of line,
Just tell me you’re mine,
And how I’m better with you

(bridge)

(chorus)
So use me, don’t let me screw it up
I believe you and I need your touch
Just a little spice of you
Could never be too much
I believe you and I need you now
To make it better some how
You make it better some how

(bridge)
(chorus)
Track Name: Wherever (2009)
WHEREVER

It’s strange to me, I’ll give you everything
But you don’t know what it means
And I hate to be the one to disagree
But you don’t know what your missing

Cause I see inside you
I want to be the life of you
Cause you gave that much to me

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
I’ll be waiting for my time to go
Whatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done

So I’ve laid it on the line, do you need a little time?
I guess I could understand that
It’s a lot to take in you wouldn’t know where to begin
But you won’t need to ever look back

Cause I see inside you
I want to be the life of you
Cause you gave that much to me

You know, I want you to know
You know, I want you to know
I could give you more the world and a little bit more

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
IWhatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
I’ll be waiting for my time to go
Whatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done
Track Name: Love The Way (2009)
LOVE THE WAY

Baby, come inside you'll never know what you might find
Maybe you'll find that there are better days if you leave these days behind
So baby take my hand
And let me show you, let me show you

Cause I love the way you love the way I love you
And I love the way you love me too
And I love the way we take away each other
Into places that erase away our thoughts, our cares, our dreams or scares
And I never want to let you go
Because I love the way you are

So Baby, you live and learn, you crash and burn, and c'est la vie
But it's crazy to me, you'll never see, no you'll never see what you mean to me
But baby take my hand and let me show you

Cause I love the way you love the way I love you
And I love the way you love me too
And I love the way we take away each other
Into places that erase away our thoughts, our cares, our dreams or scares
And I never want to let you go
Because I love the way you are
Track Name: Up To Me (2009)
UP TO ME

You want to feel loose
You want to feel how I’m abused, I see
You want to get faded
You never want to concentrate on me
I’m too much of an angel
I’m too much of a saint,
Thought I can’t be
I’m too much of reject,
You don’t expect much from

I want to feel safe
I want to feel like I’m not hated too
I want to get closer
I want to feel the most I’d get from you
I’m too much on the rebound,
I’m too much on the ground,
But you can’t be
You’re always getting higher,
You don’t desire me

So what’ve I got to prove?
What’ve I got to lose
When you’re not worth fighting for?
And why am I feeling down
While you’re out messing around?
You’re not worth begging for

Just wanted to stop by
Just wanted to see you one last time
Just wanted to say bye
Just wanted to get you off my mind
Just wanted to fit in
But then I saw you with him

So what’ve I got to prove?
What’ve I got to lose
When you’re not worth fighting for?
And why am I feeling down
While you’re out messing around?
You’re not worth begging for

It's up to me, It's up to me
And I'm still falling
It's up to me, It's up to me
And I'm still calling

(It’s up to me)
And I’m still hoping
For you to hold me
To let you go
But for all you know
I’m already gone
Track Name: Surface (2009)
SURFACE

Well you could be the big mistake I make
But that’s the chance I’m willing to take
I need to know
‘Cause, Lord, I’m so alone

Afraid to fall, but all in all
The lessons learned have made me tall
And now I’m getting close
To what I want the most

And I do
I’m taking each breath
To make each step to you
I’m holding on tight to keep things mine
And ooh, well baby I need to find truth
So let’s move
And get to know the girl I never knew

Four years searching,
Not a scratch on the surface
I’ve given my time,
Love is just a circus
And I’m caught in the ring
Just looking at everything
‘Cause you’re somewhere here
You’re somewhere there
You’re playing these tricks and it’s not fair
But I’m gonna get you soon
There’s only so much room

And I do
I’m taking each breath
To make each step to you
I’m holding on tight to keep things mine
And ooh, well baby I need to find truth
So let’s move
And get to know the girl I never knew

Maybe I need to lose
Everything that I’m used to
Maybe I need to lose
Everything that I used from you
And maybe I need to lose
Everything that I’m used to
Maybe I need to lose
Everything that I used from you

And I do
I’m taking each breath
To make each step to you
I’m holding on tight to keep things mine
And ooh, well baby I need to find truth
So let’s move
And get to know the girl I never knew
The girl I never knew
The girl I never knew

Well you could be the big mistake I make
But that’s the chance I’m willing to take
I need to know
‘Cause, Lord, I’m so alone
Track Name: Beautiful Girls (2009)
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

Well I’ve seen beautiful girls
They’re always going to be around
And I’ve seen beautiful girls
They’re always going to turn me down

So where did this come from?
Did I find a new home?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?
And where did my heart go
When I wrote the song slow?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls

So lipstick, how to kiss,
Fashion tips that wrap around your hips
Baby I’m not into it,
The magazines and
fashion trends you hold on to

And maybe that’s un-cool
But I’ll set a new rule
To judge on the heart,
Don’t you judge in the mirror
We may be a long way
But that’s all that I can say
You’ve gotta get a little closer
Get a little closer…

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
No they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls
Track Name: The Lighting (2009)
THE LIGHTING

We are innocent for everything that’s wrong
And you make statements with
your words in every song
And you can act for every camera
But you know that’s not the answer
When you only give if someone seems to look

And we keep falling for the
words you have to say
Never questioning your million dollar days
And they can put you on a magazine
To show off your celebrity
But have you really ever made a change?

‘Cause we are working
And we are fighting
While you are living
In the lighting

So maybe this is how you’ve always been
Always searching for a way to grab attention
And you can pose for every picture
And drink up every mixture
As you’re paid to show your face in busy places

But we are working
And we are fighting
And we are searching
Without the lighting

And I know I’m not that I’m perfect
But at least I know what love is
And if I could I’d give a hand to every man
‘Cause I’m lucky just to be here
And that’s the way I see it clear
But you complain
‘Cause you’re so vain

We are working
And we are fighting
While you are living
In the lighting

We are working (we are working)
And we are fighting (we are fighting)
While you are living (you are living)
In the lie, in the lie, in the lighting
In the lighting

So we will cheer you all the way
across the field
And we will listen to your music
just to feel
And we will see you at the movies
While the money keeps you moving
But your celebrity has never
made a change
Track Name: January Song (2009)
JANUARY SONG

Here we are
Clock strikes heaven
We’re invisible tonight
And I want to get to know you better
We’re closing in
On another year to get away from here

And all this time
Will coincide with peace of mind
The couch sits alone as we talk on our phones
Then kisses start a genesis for twelve months and oh
How we should forget old acquaintances
But sometimes it’s hard to let go

And the TV stares
Back as we watch
Tonight our eyes will climb inside
A black windowed box
As we talk here for hours
On roof tops and shower champagne
It’s the same as before

New resolutions find same old conclusions
Cigarettes that you’ll regret
Break a bet that you made
Find every reason in smoke clouds of treason
It’s okay, but in no way is it your fault or mine
Say goodbye
Say goodbye

Here we are
Clock strikes heaven
We’re invisible tonight
And I want to get to know you better
Track Name: One Way Road (2009)
ONE WAY ROAD

So I’m giving what you want
But I can’t get my hands on what you’ve got
You big teaser, playing games
But I can play them too, I’m just the same

You’re moving on, I see it
But my eyes, they don’t believe it
‘Cause inside I feel
There ain’t nothing more real so…

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

Knocked down and thrown back
I’m losing my mind and my plan of attack
So reload or explode
It’s getting pretty crazy
‘cause I want you to know

I’m moving on, you’ll see it
Then your heart will stop receiving
All the things I’d do
If we weren’t through so…

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

So anyway
What you say
It doesn’t mean much to me now
‘Cause what I need
Is just to be
Everything I am without you
So I guess you lose

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

I’ve been waited and I want you to know
Your love is irreplaceable
inside of my emotions
But this falling is getting old
So bye-bye love
It’s a one way road

It’s a one way
It’s a one way
It’s a one way road
Track Name: Break (2009)
BREAK

You're leaving everything to me, but I don't need it
Now I feel empty when I breathe
Inside this room I can't find you
If I could turn it off, I would switch you on

I would steal you, hide and heal you
Take the bad from every feeling
I would say the only words that you would want to hear
And I would move you, never lose you
And if you fell I'd take the bruise
I would put it all away, if you were hear today
You'd never break

I hear your voice when I'm alone, but it's not real
Now I can't call this place my home
You were my bed, you were my future
You were my kids, you were my muse
If you were next to me, I would keep you on repeat

And I would steal you, hide and heal you
Take the bad from every feeling
I would say the only words that you would want to hear
And I would move you, never lose you
And if you fell I'd take the bruise
I would put it all away, if you were hear today
You'd never break

I would steal you, hide and heal you
Take the bad from every feeling
I would say the only words that you would want to hear
And I would move you, never lose you
And if you fell I'd take the bruise
I would put it all away, if you were hear today
You'd never break

You'd never break
Track Name: Most Uncommon Thing (2009)
MOST UNCOMMON THING

So I have wished what seems could be 1,000 years too deep
And I have dreamed of things I need without the help of sleep
And everything you do is the reason that I do this
It's only fair that I should owe you all my time

Cause you are a most uncommon thing
You are a most uncommon thing I'm savoring

So we will dance as if it seems that no one's watching
And you will be the one to lead and I'll be following
And every step will be an anniversary
I can't believe that I will have you all this time

Cause you are a most uncommon thing
You are a most uncommon thing I'm savoring

So take me as you please, I want you
And say you'll be my ease
And promise the same things I promise you
Just that will do

Cause you are a most uncommon thing
You are a most uncommon thing I'm savoring
I'm savoring
I'm savoring you